For the ROKiT Williams Team the
opening races of the 2019 Formula One season has seen the team struggle with
well publicised issues with their 2019 car. The two team drivers George
Russell and Robert Kubica have had to contend with the knowledge that every
time they take to the track they will finish last in the results.
But for Deputy Team Principal
Claire Williams the role that both George and Robert have being
playing has been “extraordinarily instrumental” in maintaining the team
morale through what is a extremely difficult period for the team..
Claire commented on the part being played by the teams drivers by saying:
“Both drivers have done more than we could possibly expected them to.”
“They knew as much as we did going into this season it was going to be
difficult but both have been extraordinarily instrumental in maintaining and
supporting the morale within the team, being team players, and keeping a
“That must be incredibly difficult year for them.
“Even if it is not Robert Kubica’s rookie year he has been away for a long
time so it must be difficult for them going out each week knowing that they
will probably qualify last and finish last but they have done a great job so
I hope that continues.”
As for the spirit within the team Claire spoke of how the team has worked
hard in order to maintain the morale within the team.
Claire added: “It is good, it is hard work to make sure moral is good and
where you want it to be for everyone to be at their best but it is something
we’ve always worked hard on for a number of years,” she said.
“We have a programme in place to make sure we keep morale where it needs to
“The signs of how well we do, last year on the race team we only lost one
person and that wasn’t down to team performance or wanting to jump ship.
“That tells you the spirit we have in the team at the moment and the very
fact that people are going over and above to make sure the two or three
chassis are ready.
“Everybody knows the journey that they are in and they want to be a part of
it. For me the spirit is a typical Williams spirit, everyone is enjoying the